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Mirroring Devotion

One of the things I love about religious art is the occasional blurring of the line between an object intended to inspire devotion and the depiction of devotion itself.   393 more words

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, India

January 25, 2015

Ellora, an immense and overwhelming complex of caves built over four centuries and three religions – Buddhism (AD 600-800), Hinduism (AD 600-900) and Jainism (AD 800-1000), is a stunning display of carved temples and figures. 292 more words


Bagan - Top Tips For Enjoying The Temples

1. Accommodation in Bagan, like most of Myanmar, is expensive in comparison to the rest of South East Asia. Hostels are pretty thin on the ground and so it is mainly Bed and Breakfasts. 1,040 more words

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Burmese Days II: Making Friends With Huck

Woke up at midday, check-out time. Shit. Cursed myself for laziness and not setting an alarm. Missed the free breakfast as well. I hurriedly jammed all my shit back into my backpack and left it at reception. 1,685 more words

The colours of Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai.

The “Wat Phra That  Doi Suthep” temple is a must see. If you only visit one temple in Chiang Mai, this should be it.

According to the legend, the temple was constructed to enshrine a magical relic. 396 more words


Wat Chedi Luang

I don’t quite recall how my attention was drawn to Wat Chedi Luang. Maybe it was mentioned in some online resources I reviewed recently. Maybe it was Lonely Planet. 997 more words


Chiang Mai temple life

I became a bit obsessed with photographing monks while in Thailand.  Almost stalker-like. These gentle holy men are wonderful subjects, but they also lead surprisingly normal lives.  61 more words